Neil DeGrasse Tyson Won't Fly To Mars With SpaceX Until Elon Musk's Mom Does

Posted: Apr 4 2017, 6:01am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Neil deGrasse Tyson won't Fly to Mars with SpaceX Until Elon Musk's Mom does
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson wants Guarantees if he is to Travel to Mars as per Elon Musk’s Plans

The famed astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson wants guarantees of returning to planet earth, which he loves, if he is to travel to Mars as per SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s plans.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is genius personified. Not only is he a world-famous astrophysicist and TV personality, in the footsteps of the late Carl Sagan, but he has a dozen or so doctorates and can tell you all about the universe in 10 minutes flat.

When asked if he was willing to take a one-way trip to Mars, he said he was reluctant and would agree only on certain conditions.

On Reddit’s AMA, Tyson was asked this question. Since SpaceX had made history via its launch of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket, Elon Musk had said that he intended to send the first mission to Mars within an eight years time limit.

A user by the code name of patopc1999 asked Neil what he thought of Elon Musk’s over-vaulting ambition. Also what it meant for the future prospects of space travel was discussed. Tyson was very precise, succinct and clear regarding his thoughts on the matter.

There were a few doubts in the mind of Tyson due to which he was not commited to Elon Musk’s plans. He responded to the question by saying that he really liked earth a lot.

Any space trip he would be taking would have to have its planners give him the assurance that he would arrive back to earth in one piece.

Also Tyson spoke in a matter of fact way that if Elon would send his own mother to Mars and have her return, then he would also gladly accept going on the trip since he would return too.

This action would guarantee that Musk was sincere in his intentions. Otherwise it is a case of being a risky venture from which one might not make it out alive.

SpaceX has already lost two rockets. Its plans are big and bold but it has generally paid the price for the sake of its moonshots over the years. Elon Musk ultimately wants to colonize Mars. Meanwhile, novel news has reached the media that Elon Musk’s mother actually has no plans of being whisked away on board a spaceship headed for the Red Planet. Maye Musk has been heard saying that she does not need to go to Mars. That is because they need younger people there on the Martian landscape doing everything from engineering to experiments. She felt she had no right to ask to go to Mars and also that it was not the place for her. Tyson meanwhile did commend SpaceX on its reusable Falcon 8 rocket. He also said in an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s TV show that Donald Trump’s surprise election victory could be explained from a certain perspective. According to Tyson, it was like seeing the earth from the angle of the universe. Everything seemed to dissolve into a singular focus.

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